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MadCatz’s Mojo: firm to release its Android mini-console around the holidays

Wednesday, 24th July 2013 20:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Mojo, MadCatz’s Andorid console, is on slate to be released by the end of the year, according to the company.

Speaking with CVG, the company said the mini-console with USB and HDMI connections will come with a controller, and contains access to the Google Play, Amazon and Nvidia TegraZone stores.

The system is also standard Android, which means if you have purchased apps from the aforementioned stores already, all you have to do is log in and re-download them on the system.

“Because Mojo runs stock Android, you have day-one access to literally hundreds of thousands of games and applications,” said the firm’s global PR director Alex Verrey. “We’re going down a very different road to the competition and believe in being open, honest and fair with the consumer.

“We’re not offering a walled garden with a small selection of a hundred or so games. We’re not forcing gamers to use our controllers if they don’t wish to, we’re not trying to sell services or software, nor are we forcing the gamers into a walled garden. Our commitment to the gamer is simple: We’re going to deliver the most powerful Android based Micro Console on the market when we launch later this year.

“We are totally open. No small selection of games, no subscription fees. We bring the hardware, gamers bring the games. Buy games from where you want, when you want and how you want”.

While not all touchscreen games will work on it at present, the Verrey said MadCatz is working on a solution.

The gamepad is similar to Xbox 360 and features Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Smart 4.0 and is usable on Android phones. It also contains three modes for whatever game you are playing: GameSmart, Mouse mode, and PC mode.

Mojo can also “stream 1080p perfectly”, meaning it should be compatible with apps like Netflix. It will also come with “no less than 16GB internal storage”, with microSD expansion supported.

Mojo will launch around the holidays and final specs and a price are yet to be confirmed.

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6 Comments

  1. MrWaffles

    Loving this approach, probably what the folks at OUYA had to do…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Professor Zoom

    I’m definitely gonna support this. Let’s hope this can destroy Nintendo and the 3DS once and for all. They failed with the Virtual Boy, they’re gonna fail with the 3DS too.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. MrWaffles

    @2
    3ds will be just fine, but I get what you’re saying. It’d be great to see a viable alternative classic portable consoles, which starts with the buttons.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. melonbuster1

    So much hate for Nintendo??? Damn. . This is going to be the age of crap games. . So much android bullshit. . Everyone wants to release a system now. 99.99 price point. Buy it up suckers. Don’t cry when you had the chance to support the real gaming systems and you didn’t. Crap ware

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Professor Zoom

    #3 Yeah, this is much better with a controller. The 3DS feels like holding a piece of sandwhich, when you play with it and they practically charge same big price for the games like with the home consoles.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. monkeygourmet

    I can’t wait for this to kill off the 3DS so I can start emulating Nintendo games on this, oh wait…

    #6 12 months ago

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